Apex, is a lovely and correct colt by our stallion Aquilan Calypso aka Ace. Ace has been a hardworking guy his whole life, jumping in over a hundred grand prixs. We are his retirement home, and we love having him. His babies are sweet, kind and easy to train. They also have his elegant, cadenced movement.
Ace’s dad is Ahorn Z. Ahorn Z became an international jumping legend with the Dutch team competing in many World Cups and Grand Prix. He is famous for producing international show jumpers and breeding stallions, including Acord I, Acord II, and Acord III. Ahorn Z transmits courage, determined character and sincere force and structure without removing class. Ahorn's dam, Heureka, competed internationally and had many wins in Hamburg, Aachen, Bruxelles, Noerten-Hardenberg, Vienna, and Berlin, and won the Grand Prix of Aachen. She was one of the most successful international jumpers in the period 1969-71, and is ranked as one of the best broodmares in the world.
Ace’s mom is by Calypso I. Calypso I produced both dressage stars as well as international jumpers. He is said to be one of the most significant sires and most uniform producer of elegant performance horses. He is considered an important pre-potent sire that consistently produced fabulous gaits and scopey movements in his get. He has 10 stallion sons and over 140 approved daughters.
Aquilan Calypso has both pedigree and achievement that make him an exceptional sire.
Apex's dam is our Mare Notorious. Notorious is a beautiful, correct and elegant mare. She has smooth, cadenced suspension, and incredible strength and power. She is in foal to Aquilan Calypso for a 2017 foal.
Her sire is Noteworthy, is a spectacular stallion with the international quality of his famous father, G.Ramiro Z. Noteworthy has never been beaten by another stallion or gelding in the in-hand ring. His offspring carry on their sire's reputation by winning numerous in-hand titles themselves, as well as countless premium ratings and Champion Foals in the Oldenburg Inspections around the country. Not only do they have Noteworthy's unsurpassed quality, but also his beauty, power and presence! Noteworthy is a success in every way! He has been shown PSG and is an outstanding quiet natured citizen.
His sire is the preferent stallion G Ramiro Z, who was approved in every Warmblood registry in the world and had a great influence on sport horse breeding. Not only was Ramiro named Horse of the Year at Jumping Amsterdam in 1992, but also has had several approved sons including Almiro, Armstrong, Berstein, Damiro, Elmero, Rampal and Zeoliet. His daughter, famed "super-mare" Ratina Z, won both gold and silver medals for jumping at the Barcelona Olympic Games and the Volvo World Cup the year following. G Ramiro Z's sire of dam, Cottage Son, was made famous by his approved son Consul who is the father of Joost and Codex. G Ramiro Z's grandsire, Ramzes, also sired the influential jumping stallion Rigoletto. Despite his impressive ancestry and sports results, one of G Ramiro Z's biggest claims to fame is his fertility and sperm quality. They were so excellent that he was used in the research of artificial insemination and frozen semen to produce the science we know today. This tendency for high fertility is passed on to his get, including Noteworthy. Noteworthy's dam is the Ster mare Hodea by Bergerac, son of the preferent stallion Nimmerdor who was recently named Stallion of the Century in the Netherlands and who was invited to the Olympics in Los Angeles. He has always ranked very high on the jumping indexes in Holland.